Canada’s indigenous people developed cultures that were quite different. Many of the differences were due to the location of the people and the natural resources available to them. One can see these differences by examining the Northwest Coast Indians and the Inuit.
The abundant natural resources of the area meant that the people did not have to spend as much time trying to meet their personal physical needs. Instead, they could allow time to build large, beautiful winter houses and their distinctive and famous totem poles.
Today the Inuit may still be found living in the north of Canada. Although they have kept some of their traditional ways, snowmobiles and motorboats are more likely used for transportation. Some people continue to hunt and fish, but mining and work in oil fields offer additional job opportunities.